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Sunday, September 23, 2018
wanderlust
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migration austria
Can Vienna be enriched by the flood of migrants coming to Europe? History suggests that it will. Suddenly, Vienna has become the point city of the European migration crisis. As refugees poured in by the thousands, the wave swept over the Greek island of Lesbos, to the Macedonian border, through Serbia to Budapest’s Keleti Station and on into Austria, thrusting...
Austrian Health Care
The Austrian health care system covers you regardless of your wallet size or passport. But cracks are showing in this jewel of the welfare state. By Nicolas Kristen & Benjamin Wolf As he enters the monumental building, headphones in his ears, and heads for the green elevators at the end of the hall, Felix Wiesner is unruffled by the scenes of haste, pain...
Death in Vienna
Some Viennese may play down any special relationship with death. But, then again, it’s probably better not to take any chances... It was a stunningly beautiful summer’s day on July 16, 2011, for the final farewell to Otto von Habsburg, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary. And for this day of days, Vienna had pulled out all the stops. By two o’clock, an...
Living and Working in Austria
Austrians appreciate a fair day’s work if it doesn’t interfere too much with their private lives. But as the economic heart of Central Europe, the country scrambles to redefine its relationship with work “It’ll be like the Staatsvertrag,” scoffs 29-year-old Jan Stiglitz over the clinking of glasses. That is, the employment contract the young Czech will be signing the following...
Adrenaline
How Austria's taming the rush of death-defying adrenaline highs condition us to be more resilient. In just one tenth of a second your brain goes into fight or flight mode when confronted with danger. Repeated exposure is the key to focusing during adrenaline spikes, a skill that fighter pilots train for. Some experiences almost defy description. “Powder skiing is not fun,”...
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From San Diego to Copenhagen, From Vienna to Singapore, everybody wants to become a smart city. But how do you upgrade the world's most livable city? As he carefully takes the slat out of the hive, the solar panels in the background begin to gleam again in the sun. Not bothered at all by the swarm of bees whirring around him,...
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